This groupmuse happened on Thursday, May 21, at 6:00 PM PDT.

This is a livestreaming Groupmuse Virtual Concert

A live virtual performance with community videochat and a Q&A with the artists.

Paganini's Monument: Our First West Coast Livestream Massivemuse
Virtual Livestream

Paganini's Monument: Our First West Coast Livestream Massivemuse

Thu, May 21, 2020 6:00 PM, PDT

Host

Groupmuse Superhost

One of the upsides of this new age in the life of Groupmuse is that we’re no longer bound to location. Whether you live in Nebraska or Nantucket, you can share a musical moment with NYC’s best young musicians without putting your shoes on. However, though space no longer limits us, time still does. An evening performance in Seattle means an absurdly late night for Boston ‘musers, so long as we remain a largely diurnal species.

So, out of deep reverence and love for our expansive West Coast community, we’re organizing our first West Coast Massivemuse Livestream — a top quality stream featuring a leading artist for a huge crowd — at a start time that doesn't catch you in the middle of the day.

And for the occasion, we’re busting out the fireworks. Beaming in live from a recording studio in Hawaii, Eric Silberger is one of the greatest violinists of our generation — literally: a prize winner at the Tchaikovsky Competition — and he’s readying for perhaps the most staggering displays of virtuosity in the entire violin repertoire — all of Niccolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices. Paganini is history’s greatest violinist, and he composed this series to showcase just what the violin could do when pushed to its limit. These pieces are gorgeous, tuneful, electrifying, and in hands a capable as Eric’s, they’re unforgettable.

This’ll be a big one too - almost 70 minutes worth of music, split apart by a brief intermission. You won’t be the same afterward.

The opening Zoom hang starts at 6pm PDT, the performance starts at 6.30pm PDT, and we’ll join back together afterward for a Q&A with our sure-to-be-exhausted hero of the evening, Eric Silberger.

See you there!

Program

24 Caprices by Niccolò Paganini

Caprice in E major 'L'Arpeggio': Andante
Caprice in B minor: Moderato
Caprice in E minor: Sostenuto – Presto – Sostenuto
Caprice in C minor: Maestoso
Caprice in A minor: Agitato
Caprice in G minor 'The Trill': Lento
Caprice in A minor: Posato
Caprice in E-flat major: Maestoso
Caprice in E major 'La chasse': Allegretto
Caprice in G minor: Vivace
Caprice in C major: Andante – Presto – Andante
Caprice in A-flat major: Allegro
Caprice in B-flat major 'Devil's Laughter': Allegro
Caprice in E-flat major: Moderato
Caprice in E minor: Posato
Caprice in G minor: Presto
Caprice in E-flat major: Sostenuto – Andante
Caprice in C major: Corrente – Allegro
Caprice in E-flat major: Lento – Allegro Assai
Caprice in D major: Allegretto
Caprice in A major: Amoroso – Presto
Caprice in F major: Marcato
Caprice in E-flat major: Posato
Caprice in A minor: Tema con Variazioni (Quasi Presto)

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Kathryn Johnson, about 2 years ago

Truly fantastic!


Attendees

Christine Chaapel
Hazel Keelan
Alan Levin
Susie Naye
Tony Finley
Steve Auerbach
Carlton SooHoo
Rachel Nesvig
John Tishok
Omar Shelly
Mary Christy
Sue Bloch
Manisha Dayal
Steve Unwin
Shari Rosenbloom
Hugh Hendrickson
Pam Letourneau
Nancy Eaton
Caroline Mousset
Don Atkins
Vivian Nelson
Len Sperry
Mann-Wen Lo
Riccardo Guidi
Rocio Siu Ng
Benjamin Huang
Judith Tate
Benjamin thacher
Andreas Stolcke
Rachel Hsieh
Kelly Rule
Jonathan Korth
Bri Maxwell
Matt Jensen
Jay Williams
Aman Ahuja
Seth Hill
Judy Daru
Viktoriya Sinitsa
Gordon Assadi
Joan Levers
Chen Zhao
Wendy Taucher
Akemi Takayama
Mary Murray
Aviva Chertok
Hedy Fintescu
Joseph Christianson
Meir Chen
Dan lelchuk
Jon Frohnen
Mary Donovan
Susan Manning
Natalie Shuttleworth
Barbara Ingram
Yaffa Maritz
Joanne Wong
Monica Schmid
Kathryn Johnson
Anaar Desai-Stephens
Rebecca Telford-Marx
Mini Liu
Trish Ginese
Robert Howard
Laurie Pfalzer
Dawn J. Nilson
Toby Horn Groupmuse Superhost
Judy Cress
Lisa Spector
Monika Pauli
Randy Borden
Bill Moulder
Helen Beekman
Andrea R.
Barbara Chaapel
April Gardner
Ian hinchliffe
Alan Chiu
Leslie Bateman
Edward M. Morgan
Tim Owen
Dana Shaw
Sarah W
Laurilyn Jones
Christine Leuthold
Gala Aranaga
Sarah Armstrong
Daniel Roest
Sheri Richardson
Sophie Heller
Robyn Aseltine
Anita r Goldstein
Donald Greenberg
Joe RUSSIN
Maureen
Fonda Cloe
Tom Wetmore
Tom Li
Elizabeth R Horton
Maureen Smith
Phillip Schlosberg
Kathy connors
Judy Winn-Bell
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